Original Girl Scout Cookies


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Decorator's sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with trefoil cookie cutter or cutter of your choice. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Cool on wire racks.

Yields 4 dozen 2 1/2-inch cookies.

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